Supplier Quality Manager

Supplier Quality Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Supplier Quality Manager to join our team.


  • Supports validation plans for new and substitute processes/materials/suppliers;
  • Plans and maintains an overall audit schedule of the site’s suppliers;
  • Evaluates proposed supplier process and product changes;
  • Recommends design or test methods for achieving product and process improvement;
  • Supports supplier quality rating to a level which allows certification or dock to stock programs to be implemented;
  • Participates in the management of product transfer involving suppliers;
  • Designs and implements supplier quality assurance methods and metrics;
  • Works closely with suppliers globally to execute Value Engineering/Component Engineering opportunities to take cost out of product; and;
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvements of divisional supplier management policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of various manufacturing processes and process controls;
  • Exceptional leadership and project management skills required;
  • Willing to travel up to 30% of time to supplier partners’ sites across the country;
  • Proven ability to deliver results in an unstructured, fast-paced environment;
  • 3+ years of supplier quality evaluation experience;
  • Basic understanding of food regulations from FDA, USDA and other state and local authorities;
  • Experience with GFSI, FDA and USDA audits;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum 3 years experience in quality assurance, food safety, food distribution, food manufacturing, food supply chain, or related field;
  • Must be able to travel internationally 30%
  • Experience working across multiple production facilities strongly preferred;
  • Previous experience with due diligence initiatives;
  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Medical Devices;
  • Proven leadership experience;
  • Previous experience with Capital Equipment and Systems.